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DIRECTV Adds Newsmax, FETV

DIRECTV has added two new channels to its lineup, but they are only available in standard-definition.

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The new channels are Newsmax, which is on channel 349, and FETV, which is on the satcaster’s channel 323.

Newsmax was dropped by DIRECTV last August for reasons never publicly revealed. However, the conservative news channel previously paid the satcaster for carriage and it’s likely the two companies could no longer agree on terms.

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It’s unclear if Newsmax is now paying DIRECTV for carriage and/or it agreed to pay a higher fee to return to the satcaster’s lineup. As part of the new agreement, AT&T’s U-verse will also carry Newsmax. (AT&T owns Newsmax.)

FETV features a mix of classic, family-friendly shows from the 1950s through the 1980s such as The Lone Ranger, Matlock, Hazel, Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker, and Perry Mason.

— Phillip Swann

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1 Comment on DIRECTV Adds Newsmax, FETV

  1. Excellent alternative, the times of honesty, decency, and good values.

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